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3 months jail for ‘Grey Boy’

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Regan Rodrigues known as ‘Grey Boy’ was on Wednesday sentenced to three months imprisonment for using threatening language towards Donna Hardcort, the mother of slain political activist, Courtney Crum-Ewing.

Rodrigues was found guilty by Magistrate Dylon Bess at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court at the end of the trial. Magistrate Bess ruled that the words used against the victim, Donna Hardcort were threatening and caused danger to her.

Particulars of the offence alleged that on August 12, 2017, at Regent and Wellington Street, Rodrigues made use of threatening language towards Hardcort. The 40-year-old unrepresented man maintained that the woman and her family have been victimising and provoking him since he was freed of her son’s murder.

Rodrigues said that the Magistrate’s ruling is unfair but he will comply with the sentencing.

Dead: Courtney Crum-Ewing

Rodrigues was charged with the murder of Crum-Ewing after the gun used to commit the murder was found at his home. However, on September 14, 2016, the charge was dismissed following a no-case submission which was filed by his lawyer, Adrian Thompson. Magistrate Latchman, who presided over the case, had noted that while she was satisfied that the gun was found at the home of the accused, the evidence provided by the prosecution did not implicate Rodrigues in the actual murder.

On March 17, 2017, the Director of Public Prosecution ordered that the investigation be re-opened. A statement from the DPP Office at the time noted that the sole purpose of this remit is to take further evidence from police witnesses and to rule on the voluntariness of all oral statements of the accused.

On April 14, 2017, Grey Boy was picked up from the home of a relative in Middle Road, La Penitence, Georgetown. The following month—May, he was once again freed of Crum Ewing’s murder.

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